With between 320 and 400 million people around the globe speaking Spanish as their first language and millions more as a second language, Spanish is one of the most widespread and significant languages of today's modern world.
Along with being an official language of countless international organizations, Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, including Spain and most of Latin America. Additionally, with the influx of immigration to the United States over the past few decades, the Spanish-speaking population is increasing exponentially; today, over 30 million people five years and older speak Spanish at home- that's well over 10% of the U.S. population!
Spanish is the official or co-language of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and Spain.
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